11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip planner

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Fly
1
Baku
— 2 nights
Bus
2
Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
3
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
4
Baku
— 1 night
Drive
5
Shamakhi
Drive
6
Ismayilli
Drive
7
Baku
— 1 night
Bus
8
Guba
Drive
9
Khinalig
Taxi to Quba, Bus to Baku
10
Baku
— 1 night
Train
11
Ganja
— 1 day
Train
12
Gobustan
— 1 night
Train
13
Lankaran
— 1 night
Fly

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Baku

— 2 nights

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

A truly contemporary city criss-crossed by history, Baku offers everything from the modern elegance of the Flame Towers to the medieval UNESCO-listed Old City at its core.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fortress Walls of Icheri Sheher and Philharmonic Park. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum of Miniature Books, get a taste of the local shopping with Ali Shamsi Studio, don't miss a visit to Baku Boulevard, and appreciate the history behind Vahid Monument.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Baku tour itinerary website.

Cairo, Egypt to Baku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cairo to Baku, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cairo, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Baku, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:

Gabala

— 1 night

Enjoy the Rustic Resorts and Relax in Healing Spas

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
On the 23rd (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Chukhur Gabala, contemplate the waterfront views at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gabala City Mosque, then find something for the whole family at Gabaland, then get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, and finally glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

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Traveling by car from Baku to Gabala takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Baku in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Gabala, with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:

Sheki

— 1 night

Azerbaijan's True Historical Gem

Sheki is Azerbaijan’s true travel gem, a small city off the forested slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains rich in Silk Road history and renowned for its fascinating architecture, food, and friendly residents.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): admire the striking features of Winter Palace, experience rural life at Bio Garden, explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, then get a taste of the local shopping with Aliovsat Sweets House, then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sheki online trip planner.

Drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Baku.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:

Baku

— 1 night

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): catch a live event at Baku Olympic Stadium.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Baku sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Sheki to Baku in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Shamakhi.
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:
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Shamakhi

The City of Poets and Former Ancient Capital of the Country

Azerbaijan's former capital surrounded by fine countryside and packed with cultural heritage, Shamakhi is one of Azerbaijan’s most historic cities and the birthplace of legendary Azerbaijani poets Sabir and Nesimi.
For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Shamakhi vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Baku to Shamakhi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Baku in October, plan for little chillier nights in Shamakhi, with lows around 10°C. You will leave for Ismayilli on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Shamakhi

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:

Ismayilli

A Place to Enjoy Ancient Crafts and Delightful Food & Wine

Take a trip to Ismayilli to discover a region of rolling countryside producing some of Azerbaijan’s best honey, dairy produce, and wine.
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Drive from Shamakhi to Ismayilli in an hour. In October in Ismayilli, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. You'll set off for Baku on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Ismayilli

Wineries
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:

Baku

— 1 night

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Baku trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ismayilli to Baku in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Baku when traveling from Ismayilli in October, with lows around 14°C. You'll set off for Guba on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Baku

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:

Guba

An Unspoiled Nature Region with Preserved Traditions

A gateway into the majestic Caucasus Mountains, Guba is a glorious stretch of countryside and a great destination for lovers of ecotourism and outdoor adventures.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Guba Genocide Memorial Complex, take in the dramatic scenery at Afurja Waterfall, then stroll through Tengya Alty Gorge, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mountain Jews Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Guba trip planner.

You can drive from Baku to Guba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Baku in October since evenings lows in Guba dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Khinalig.

Things to do in Guba

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:

Khinalig

This picturesque village is located at over 2,000 m (6,500 ft) above sea level and it is said to be connected with the story of Noah: according to legend, when Noah saw this high, flat terrain, he dropped anchor and told everyone to leave the Ark.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Khinalig Village.

Find out how to plan Khinalig trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Guba to Khinalig takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Khinalig

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip

Baku

— 1 night

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Baku trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Khinalig to Baku in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. You'll set off for Ganja on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Baku

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:

Ganja

— 1 day

A Young Spirit Located in an Ancient Land

Famous as the birthplace of legendary poet Nizami, Ganja is a truly ancient city still bearing traces of the myriad kingdoms and empires that ruled over it in the past.
To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ganja journey planning tool.

Fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Ganja are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You will leave for Gobustan on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Ganja

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

Gobustan

— 1 night
Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape (UNESCO Heritage) covers three areas of a plateau of rocky boulders rising out of the semi-desert of central Azerbaijan, with an outstanding collection of more than 6,000 rock engravings bearing testimony to 40,000 years of rock art.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gobustan online itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Ganja to Gobustan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Gobustan are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Lankaran.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Lankaran

— 1 night

Lush Landscapes and Intriguing Culture

Known for its awesome nature and unmissable cuisine, Lankaran can also inspire with its varied scenes of culture and traditions.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Zindan Tower, catch a live event at Khazar Lankaran Central Stadium, enjoy the sea views from Mayak (Lighthouse), take an in-depth tour of Khan's House, then explore the striking landscape of Gizil-Agach State Reserve, and finally explore the striking landscape of Hirkan National Park.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lankaran road trip tool.

Getting from Gobustan to Lankaran by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lankaran

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:

Azerbaijan travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Observation Decks
Land of Fire
A holiday in Azerbaijan allows intrepid travelers to discover a history-steeped country sitting at the crossroads of Southeastern Europe and Southwest Asia, an area once controlled by a succession of ancient empires. With its dual Eurasian character, Azerbaijan remains a highly intriguing destination, with tourism one of the top contributors to the country's booming economy. Many begin their tour of Azerbaijan in World Heritage-listed Baku, a cosmopolitan city boasting innovative architecture and a well-preserved historic core. A short drive out of this thriving capital, you can explore timeless villages surrounded by thick orchards and flanked by the majestic Caucasus Mountains.